Ian Wright raves about 'close to unplayable' West Ham fan favourite Dimitri Payet

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Ian Wright has hailed West Ham star Dimitri Payet for his performance against Blackburn Rovers.

Pundit Ian Wright has told The Sun that he thought West Ham superstar Dimitri Payet was 'close to unplayable' against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

Payet, 28, has taken the Premier League by storm ever since signing for West Ham from Marseille last summer, and the stats from his season don't lie.

With seven goals and five assists in the Premier League, Payet has been the heartbeat of the West Ham side, whilst he also notched two FA Cup goals in Sunday's match against Blackburn.

The first was a stunning 30-yard free kick, before he went on a superb run through the Blackburn team to score a solo goal, making the score 5-1 in the dying seconds at Ewood Park.

The playmaker's performance against Blackburn has earned plenty of praise, and now Ian Wright has added his opinion to the mix.

Former Hammer striker and current pundit Wright has told The Sun that he thinks Payet was 'close to unplayable' against Blackburn, and his display shouldn't be talked down just because it came against Championship opposition.

Wright also suggested that Payet earned the new contract he signed earlier this month, and believes anybody questioning West Ham's decision to improve his deal have already been proved wrong.

"Payet has been an absolute sensation since he set foot in England and was as close to unplayable as you’ll see at Ewood Park yesterday," said Wright. "Don’t let anyone talk it down, by saying it was only Championship opposition, he would have shone against anyone in the world in that kind of mood."

"A few eyebrows went up when he got an incredible £35million contract a week ago, halfway through his first season. There aren’t so many doing so now," he added.

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